Evaluating detection efforts and management of alien and invasive species by citizens in Western Cape, South Africa
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Jubase Tshali, Nolwethu
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In this study (chapter 1) I evaluated the motivations and contributions of individual volunteers and groups to the control of IAS in South Africa’s Western Cape province. Data were collected using online questionnaires, one directed at volunteer group co-ordinators, and the other directed to individual volunteers involved in the management of IAPS. In total, we identified 52 volunteer groups. In chapter 2, we administered questionnaires to members of the public in eight small towns along the Berg River Catchment in the Western Cape, South Africa, aiming to assess: awareness and perceptions of IAS by the general public. Overall, 262 respondents participated in the survey.